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1 Senior Night 2014 Lisa Gastaldi – Director of Guidance, Seniors A-K Catherine Salley – Guidance Counselor, Seniors L-Z

2 Last year’s acceptances by the numbers… Clemson 21,000 applications 88 of our students applied 45 accepted (51%) – 4.25, 1200, 27 – 23 attending 39 Bridge (44%) – 17 attending 4 denied USC 23,000 applications 80 of our students applied 54 admitted (67%) – 14 enrolled 22 Gamecock Gateway (27%) – 4 enrolled 4 denied

3 Last year’s #’s continued… College of Charleston 67 of our students applied – 13 enrolled 52 accepted (77%) – 3.95, 1138, 25 6 offered Connect 2 (8%) – N/A 9 denied

4 College applications Students need to apply to college via the college websites Will need to create an account with a user name and password Common Application Schools – mostly private schools (www.commonapp.org) Advice – please have someone read their personal statements Don’t wait until the night before! Be prepared for the cost (around $50 - $100 per application)

5 Transcript Request Form (Green Sheet) Seniors should already be working on their green sheet to turn in, if they have not already Tracking system so counselors know when materials should be sent The next step after turning in the green sheet is to add the colleges they are applying to into Naviance

6 Transcripts *Bishop England Transcripts are sent to all colleges (BE GPA is what is reported) *Green Sheet is important for us to send materials *Please consult Naviance to see if transcripts have been sent.

7 Transcript requests… Please call the individual colleges if you believe your transcript has not been sent or received. Here is an admissions rep from USC (Southern California) in their admissions office transcript room!

8 How to add colleges to Naviance Step 1: The student should log into their Naviance account (password is their NetClassroom password). Go to the BEHS website, click on Guidance, link to Naviance sign-in page is on our homepage Step 2: Click on the “Colleges” tab Step 3: Click on “Colleges I’m applying to” Step 4: Click on “Add colleges to this list” – they will need to indicate if they are applying RD, EA, ED, Rolling, etc. and request their transcript to be sent Side Note: If applying to Common App schools they will need to match their common app account to their Naviance account. There is a video link of how to do this on their homepage

9 Application Deadlines / Notification Dates Early Applications USC – Oct. 15 th CofC – Nov. 1 st Furman – ED Nov. 1 / EA Nov. 15 Wofford – ED Nov. 1 / EA Nov. 15 Clemson – Dec. 1 Decisions must be made by May 1 Regular Applications USC – Dec. 1 st CofC – Feb. 1 st Furman – Jan. 15 th Wofford – Feb. 1 st Clemson – May 1 st

10 Teacher recommendations State Schools – not required but can be submitted Private Schools – required, number determined by college *Teachers are suppose to cover the characteristics of the student within the classroom environment *Students must ask teachers first *Some teachers ask for students to provide a form or resume *Students must then invite teachers via Naviance *Should allow teachers two to three weeks to complete before the deadline

11 Counselor recommendations State Schools – not required but can be submitted Private Schools – Common Application required *Counselors cover the student as a social being within the context of the class *Counselors meet with students approximately 40 minutes for interview *Parent questionnaire is sent home *Counselors may consult teachers, coaches or club advisors for more information *Should allow counselors two to three weeks to complete before the deadline All Letters of recommendation should remain confidential!

12 SAT / ACT scores Must be sent directly from the College Board or ACT to each of the colleges SAT /ACT cost is about $11 per school Official Scores cannot come from Bishop England

13 South Carolina Lottery Scholarships Palmetto Fellows: $6,700 Criteria: must meet all 1400 SAT / 32 ACT 4.0 on SCUGP 1200 SAT / 27 ACT - OR on SCUGP through Junior year Top 6% from SCUGP Dec. 15 th deadline to submit paperwork Life Scholarship: $5,000 Criteria: must meet 2 out of SAT / 24 ACT 3.0 on SCUGP Top 30% from SCUGP Hope Scholarship: $2,650 Criteria: for one year only (then gets bumped up to the Life if criteria met) 3.0 on SCUGP alone *Enhancement for Math & Science Majors – Life recipients possible $2500 extra, Palmetto recipients possible $3300 extra. Must complete 14 hours in Math/Science during first year, eligible for next year.

14 Scholarships We have many scholarships listed on the Guidance webpage! Announcements are made but it is up to the student to seek them out and apply before the deadlines. There are also hundreds of search engines that students can use to find scholarships through. Examples include:

15 Upcoming college reps visiting BE (students must sign-up through Naviance the day before to be able to attend)

16 Save the Date Naviance Night: Wednesday, Oct. 1 6:30 PM (PAC) Senior Retreat: Wednesday, Oct. 15 th – this is for students only Parent-Teacher Conferences: Monday, Oct. 20 from 1-4 PM (Guidance counselors will be available during that time as well) Financial Aid Night: Wednesday, Oct. 19 6:30 PM (PAC)

17 Graduation Fee Info DUE AUGUST 31, 2014, PLEASE PAY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. $ (please send check to Cindy Hart) The Graduation Fee covers: Baccalaureate Mass, Senior Award Ceremony, Graduation Hall Rental, Speaker fee, rental of chairs, flowers, cap and gowns, diploma and much more.

18 Thank you for coming! Questions? Lisa Gastaldi (Seniors A – K) Ext. 123 Catherine Salley (Seniors L – Z) Ext. 124


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